Queen Butterfly

Photo by Ian Sands. Location: LaBelle Florida. Subject: Queen Butterfly. This queen butterfly was fluttering around and through the milkweed plants at my moms house. The queen butterfly has vibrant colors and patterns as you

Black Swallowtail butterfly at okaloacoochee slough state forest

Never know what you might see at the Okaloacoochee Slough state forest. I was lucky enough to see this black swallowtail butterfly enjoying this spanish needle flower. This swallowtail kept going back and forth between

White hibiscus flower photo

This hibiscus photo has always been one of my favorites. For me it turned out so well because the plant was in an overgrown area casting lots of shade except directly on the white flower.

Pink Hibiscus Flower

This photo was take in the month of September in the small town of Labelle, Florida. This plant was growing near a sidewalk that made it easily accessible for capturing the close up image. What

Lido Key Sarasota Sunset

Lido Key Beach Sunset. I snapped this shot and several others at Lido South Park in Sarasota Florida. If you enjoy the beach this park is worth the visit. A great place for photography or

Yellow flower partridge pea, chamaecrista fasciculata.

  Yellow flower partridge pea, chamaecrista fasciculata. I first came across this plant when visiting a park. (Hickeys Creek Mitigation Park)It’s a small flower, not very showy but the more I saw it the more it grew

Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest

A common scene at the Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest. If you visit this forest in Florida you will see plenty of palmettos and cabbage palm trees. I took this shot from the boardwalk at the

Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest

Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest Hendry County Florida. One of my very favorite spots to photograph and enjoy the natural beauty of God’s creation and enjoy peace and quiet. I absolutely love the way the palm

Zebra Winged Butterfly on a spanish needle flower

Zebra Winged Butterfly (Heliconius charitonia) on Spanish Needle Flower. This flower is a common weed but most don’t know that it’s leaves can be eaten and are a source of protein. The butterfly likes it

Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)

  A close up. If you want a picture of a butterfly you should get comfortable and be patient. The butterfly will eventually stop long enough for you to take the picture, you just have

Pink peach hibiscus flower

  This hibiscus flower plant was started from a cutting and passed onto me. It has since then been multiplied several times by many cuttings. I know it can be seen regularly on the island

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly on a Zinnia Flower

  One of my very favorite butterfly photos. This gulf fritillary butterfly almost looks like a painting. I used the macro setting on my camera as I often do for closeup shots and this one